Tear Gas & Pepper Spray Residue Removal
The use of tear gas and pepper spray by law enforcement can save lives that might otherwise be in endangered in a high stress or violent situation.
Unfortunately, it also creates residue that is not only harmful, but difficult to remove. The remnants of tear gas, CS gas and pepper spray can be re-released into the air by a number of things like air flow and heat.
This residue can become trapped inside porous materials like carpet, carpet padding, cloth furniture, electronics and other items. While an obvious surface cleaning will help, these hidden potential sources can be a problem.
The process of completely cleaning an area from the residues associated with tear gas and other aerosols of this type are complex and take significant time to do properly.
Our method is to section off each room after removing any objects present to allow for proper surface cleaning, ensuring to close off all air ducts and vents to keep any contaminants contained.
Once each area is properly contained, we clean from upper levels to lower ones, then back to front. This guarantees that there is no cross contamination from tracking through residue or air flow from room to room.
Failing to correctly and systematically clean an area that has been the site of tear gas use is hazardous, which is why you should call the experts at Richmond Crime Scene Clean Up.